Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1319

  • various
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper
Composite Irish manuscript consisting of many fragments.
H 2. 17
Cat. no. 1319
Nine leaves from p. 172 on were previously part of the Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 2
Provenance and related aspects
various ages
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
vellum + paper
Vellum (pp. 83-491) and paper (pp. 1-82)
Foliation / Pagination
491 pages
Bound in two volumes
Distinct units

Volume 1

pp. 1-82

Volume 1 (82 pp), a paper manuscript containing vernacular translations of Latin accounts of the Life of Christ.

Volume 2

pp. 83-89
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 83-89

Medical fragment of 3 ½ leaves (vellum). “It appears to be of the fifteenth century” (Abbott).

pp. 90-110

Vellum fragment of 11 (originally 12) leaves, again of the 15th century (Abbott), including a copy of Cath Muige Tuired Cunga.

pp. 111-118
pp. 119-171

27 leaves containing Irish versions of classical tales

pp. 172-187

9 leaves which previously belonged to the Book of Lecan.

pp. 188-191
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 188-191

Two leaves were formerly inserted between p. 187 and p. 192 (Abbott). Although they retain the earlier pagination (pp. 188-191), these leaves are presently found after p. 171 (Gwynn).

pp. 195-278

Five Irish grammatical treatises

pp. 279-302
pp. 303-316

Pages 303-316 are missing.

pp. 317-333

8 ff. Medical fragment.

pp. 334-351

See above. 9 ff containing a fragment of Recension III of Táin bó Cúailnge. A part of the same fragment also occurs on pp. 111-118.

pp. 433-462
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 433-462
pp. 477a-482b
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 477-482

Three fragments of Togail bruidne Da Derga

pp. 483bis-485
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 483-485

Fragments of four poems.

pp. 486-487
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 486-487


pp. 488-491
Dublin, Trinity College, …  pp. 488-491

The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] “Trinity College, Dublin”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <>.
Select parts of the manuscript

Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
110–116 and 348–352 (no. 1319).
Dennis Groenewegen
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